US 1819279 A
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Aug. 18, 1931. J. F. coYLE 1,819,279
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Patented Aug. 18, 1931 UNITED STATES JOHN F. coYLn, or s'r, peppe, ivirssonnr conmniniin Y Application led August 1, 1930. Serial No, 472,352.
This invention relates generally to containers, and more specifically to containers adapted for the reception and transportation of butter-fat, milk, cream, etc., the predominant object of the invention being to provide a container of this type which is so constructed as to be vented so that gases which form within the container may freely escape therefrom.
It is a well known fact that butter-fat, milk, cream, etc., generate gases which have a deleterious effect upon the product if conlined therewith, and at times cause explosions which in the past have resulted in injury to persons and property. The purpose of this invention, therefore, is to provide an improved container which isprovided withA venting means whereby the interior of the container is at all times placed in communication with the exterior thereof, so as to afford proper ventilation of the interior of the container.
Fig. l is a fragmentary perspective of my improved container together with the lid thereof.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary section of the container with the lid sealing the neck portion thereof.
In the dra-wings, wherein is shown for the purpose of illustration, merely, one embodiment of the invention, A designates my improved container generally, said container including the usual body portion B and neck portion C. D designates the lid or cover of the container A, said lid being shaped to fit into the neck portion C of the container for the purpose of sealing the container and being provided with a suitable grip or handle E to facilitate handling of the lid D. The lid or cover D is provided with an outwardly and downwardly extended circumferential flange portion 1, which is intended for a purpose to be hereinafter set forth.
Formed in the neck portion C of the container A is a plurality of channels 2 providing passageways for gas which is generated within the container. These channels are preferably provided by bending or pressing the metal of the neck portion of the containerV outwardly, as shown in Fig. 1, to
produce .channels which are substantially U- shaped in cross-section, and leach of the channels is `open at its `opposite ends located at the top and bottom of the neck portion of the container, respectively. The channels su 2 are arranged at vsubstantial angles to the true perpendicular, as shown clearly in the drawings, and certain of said channels are arranged so as to ,cross others thereof, thek intersecting Vchannels being in communication with each other at their meeting points. As will 'be noted, by reference particularly to Fig. 2,' the neck portion C of the container includes a cylindrical portiony C@ and an outwardly liared upper portion Gl. It will vbenoted also that'ltlie portions of the upper .edgeiof the neck portion of the container a-,t the upper ends of the channels are extended at substantial right angles to the inclined wall' of the `flared portion VC" of the neck portion, hence said portions of said upper" edge are Varranged ata downwardly extended'angrle with respect to the top edge ofthe neckportion of the container.
Inthe use" of my improved container the product-to v,be transported is placed in the container, `after which the lid or cover D is arranged-'in place in the neck portion of said container, lsaid lid or cover' having a lower portion Da and an upper flared portion Dl* which coincide with fand fit, respectively, withinthe `cylindrical por-tion 'and the liared portion 'Ga-'and Gb of the neck portion` C. l.When the lid or cover l) located wi'thin the `neck portion of :the container as described,the outer surface of said lid or cover? serves as the `inner walls 4of channels 2, said channels thereby 'becoming continuous passageways which' are open only at the" opposite ends thereof. Due to the angiilararrangeinent of the top vedge of the neck portion of the container at the upper ends f the channels, the flange portion 1 of the lid or cover D, which extends above the upper ends of the channels, will not close saidchannels at .their upper ends. This flange vportion 1 will, however, prevent dirt and moisture from entering freely into the open ends of the channels.
Because of the fact that the channels 2 communicate with the interior of the container at their lower ends and with the exterior of the container at their upper ends, gases which are operated within the constainer may pass freely therefrom. Also, Y
due to the inclined arrangement of the channels and because certain of Vsaid channels intersect others thereof, splashing liquid within the container will be prevented from escaping from the container by passing.
through the channels when the containers are being handled, without interfering with free passage of gases from the interior'of the container.
While I have shown and described my improved container as having channels 2 in the neck portion thereof, I may decide to arrange the channels in the lid or cover of the container, and I desire that my claims be interpreted with this in mind.
- I claim:
l. A container comprising a body portion having a neckportion, and a lid, one of the latter two elements being provided with a plurality of vent channels leading from the.
interior of the container to the exterior thereof, said vent channels being inclined with respect to the axis of the container, and certain of said channels intersecting others thereof. v
2. A container comprising abody portion having a neck portion, a lid, vent channels formed insaid neck portion leading from the interior of the container to the exterior thereof, said vent channels terminating at ntheir upper ends at downwardly inclined edge portions, and means on said lid for covering the upper ends of said vent channels. 3. A container comprising a body portion having a neck portion, a lid, vent channels formed in said neck portion leading from the interior of the container to the exterior thereof, said vent channels terminating at their upper ends at downwardly inclined edge portions, and means on saidvlid comprising an outwardly and downwardly extended flange portion for covering the upper ends of said vent channels.
4. A` container comprising a body por-v tion having a neck portion, a lid, ventv chan- 'nels formed in said neck portion leading,V from-the interior of the container tol the exterior thereof, said vent channels terminating attheir upper ends at downwardly l inclined edge portions, and means on said lid comprising an outwardly and down wardly extended,circumferential flange portion for covering the upper ends of saidvent channels.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing` I hereunto aflix my signature.
JOHN F. COYLE.